Scope of supply includes the engineering, procurement, and construction of the monopile lifting, skidding and transfer system, which is an integral part of the installation process undertaken by using an upending tool and motion compensated gripper frame.
The motion-compensated gripper frame will be closely interfaced with the vessel’s dynamic positioning and control system in an integrated solution developed jointly by the company and Kongsberg Maritime. Both companies said that the application of automated handling solutions will increase the safety, productivity and consistency of the installation operation, resulting in cost and time savings.
The system is scheduled to be delivered during 4Q 2021.
The order is the largest single vessel contract secured to date by MacGregor.
Under construction at the China Merchants Heavy Industry shipyard in Jiangsu, China, the Alfa Lift is scheduled for delivery in 2021. It will feature a 3,000-metric ton main crane, a 10,000+ sq m (107,639-sq ft) deck, capable of carrying and installing up to 14 XL monopiles per voyage and will be able to fully submerge the main deck to a depth of 14.66 m (48 ft).